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Florida Cities Rated Worst in America for Drivers

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

According to Allstate’s America's Best Drivers report for 2013, at least two Florida cities are some of the worst in the country for drivers. Miami and Hialeah were rated at the bottom of the list as being some of the worst cities in the country for motorists.

According to the report, the worst city for drivers in the country is Washington DC, where motorists have an average of 4.8 years between collisions. The average likelihood of a collision in this city is a staggering 109.3% higher than the national average. The national average between accidents is 10 years. In comparison, Miami drivers spend an average of just 6.3 years between accidents. The accident risk here is approximately 59.4% higher than the national average.

Motorists in Hialeah fare even worse. Here, they have just 5.6 years between accidents, and a collision likelihood that is 78.7% higher than the national average.

No Orlando car accident lawyer would be surprised by the fact that no Florida city features anywhere at the top of the list as being the best driving city in America.

Across the country, there has been a spike in the number of people being killed in traffic accidents. This increase in traffic accident fatalities, although very worrisome, is not really surprising. It is linked to an increase in the number of people involved in distracted driving accidents.

In 2012, there was an increase in the number of traffic accident fatalities in Florida, compared to the previous year. Florida continues to be among a handful of states that do not have laws against texting or cellphone use while driving. It's no wonder that our cities are ranked so poorly for highway safety.

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